Join us in North Central Iowa for an event that has something for everyone! Water's Edge offers a sprint triathlon, a duathlon (run, bike, run) and a 5K around the lake for runners and walkers. The date is set for July 14, 2013, the Sunday of Algona's Founder's Day celebration. Sign up by July 1 for the early bird discount!
Water's Edge Triathlon, Duathlon and 5K is sponsored by the Kossuth County Conservation Board and Water's Edge Nature Center Foundation. Proceed of the event are donated to the Nature Center Foundation for environmental education projects and outdoor equipment.
500 Meter Swim - is held in the waters of Smith Lake. Safety personnel will be on hand at the lake at all times in boats and/or canoes.
21 K Bike - (13.1 miles) is a mostly flat out and back course with a few rolling hills. The route follows paved county roads B30 and P30. All bikers must have an ANSI approved helmet to participate. Bikers without helmets will not be allowed on the race course. No drafting allowed. No headphones, iPods, etc are allowed on the race course for either biking or running.
5 K Run - (3.1 miles) is an off-road course on the trails around the perimeter of Smith Lake. One water station will be available along the course.